American Eagle Outfitters
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs, although it does vet suppliers according to LGBTQ policies. The company does not have viewpoint protection for its employees. AEO has used its corporate reputation to support gun control legislation and LGBTQ advocacy. AEO also discriminates against faith-based charities in its giving. For these reasons, AEO receives a "Medium Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
AEO received a score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, meaning that, among other criteria, AEO has pledged to vet vendors for support of LGBTQ policies (1). There are no public instances of an employee being fired for their political or religious convictions.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
AEO does not permit donations to “individual religious organizations” and states that eligible groups must have “no religious component required of participants” (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
AEO does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
The AEO Foundation has launched a “Social Change Scholarship,” which promotes social justice projects (1). To which groups the scholarship supports is not disclosed. However, broadly, the AEO Foundation does not fund ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
AEO does not have an active PAC.
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March 24, 2023
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